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issues and delays with the irs. lawmakers steven miller the retiring and acting irs commissioner. >> this is problem that the irs being too large, too powerful, too inintrusive and too abusive of honest, hard working taxpayers. >> he couldn't remember all the names involved he did apologize for the actions of the irs. >> commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the irs for the mistakes we made and the poor service that we employed. affected organizations and american public deserve better. >> reporter: now, kelly, as you mentioned they will have a full house hearing on weed and we expect to hear from the official that first disclosed the agency's targets. >> kelly: thank you elizabeth. >> jamie: what is the next step for the white house? we learned that senior officials at obama administration's treasury department actually knew about the irs targeting as early as june 2012. think back. that was during the last presidential election campaign. bob cusack, good morning. i'm good but bob, bob, bob, what we have yet another scandal adding to benghazi and all. you said heads sho
,รง lmaria. it was a tough day to be steven miller, the ousted chief of the irs, the acting chief of the irs. he was ousted earlier in the week by the obama administration, but he was the guy in the hot seat today, testifying. mostly republicans asking very tough questions. democrats also weighing in with some skepticism, some outrage of their own. but take a look at some of these moments that steven miller had today. >> so that was a lot of questions, sir. >> it's one. how can we conclude that you did not mislead this committee? >> i did not mislead this committee. >> you're law enforcement, for crying out loud. i was a cop morefor 33 years. now, you raised your right hand today. did this committee have the right to know what you knew? yes or no? >> i answered all questions truthfully. i also will tell you that it was -- >> let me ask -- i'm going to -- i'm going to go to mr. george, because my time is -- you're not going to cooperate with me, mr. miller, and you've been uncooperative during this hearing. >> what day did the conversation take place? >> i'll have to look back in my notes on
commissioner steven miller was called to testify before the house, ways and means committee and he had a lotto explaining to do.mean >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to target individual groups and citizens in thisindi country? >> i don't believe it is. ev the terms tea party, patriots were being used. p you justa acknowledged a minute ago they were outrageous, and then when you were asked about this after you were briefed about this, that was the answere you gave us? how can we not conclude that yos misled this committee? >> i did not mislead the meet committee. >> can you assure this committee that none of the information provided the irs by these groups was shared or given to any other federal agency? >> i would or be shocked, congressman, if that happened. shocked. >> i think they're just getting started. i would say this is the tip of the iceberg, mr. bolling. >> yeah. yesterday we ran that sound bi
just as the government entities commissioner will be retiring june 30 follows steven miller who also is speeding up his retirement from the irs but not before talking to congress tomorrow. we are all over it on fbn. >>> this is a fox news alert. we just learned that a second top official at the irs is going to leave amid the growing scandal. internal agency memo says joseph grant, commissioner of the tax exempt and government entities division will retire on june 3rd, and the point is he will retire on june 3rd. bob beckle, dana freen know, it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." >>> benghazi, the irs, the ap phone scandals. president obama is knee deep in three scandals that threaten his credibility. from the man who promised transparency, we sure don't seem to be getting very much. >> can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22nd? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press -- thro
to get them by holding the first hearing on the irs scandal. outgoing commissioner steven miller was asked to testify before the house ways and means committee. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the irs for mistakes we made and poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to targeted individual groups and citizens in this country? >> i don't believe it is. >> you know the terms tea party patriots were being used and you acknowledged they were outrageous. when you were asked about this after you were briefed that was the answer i gave snus how can we conclude you mislead the committee? >> i did not. >> can you assure this committee that none of this information by was shared or given to any other federal agency? >> i would be shocked, congressman, if that happened. >> kimberly: i think they are just getting started. i would say this is the tip of the iceberg. >> eric: yesterday, we ran the soundbite of eric holder. the sound on tape montage, i don't know, i don't know. i can't say. i don't know. we did
's stay away from that. >> let's stay on irs and let's stay on benghazi. steven miller gets to resign. eric holder promised to look into it. maybe even lois learner who herself claimed to know this was going on. >> why does she still have her job though? this is not just a moral, ethical obligation that they have to the american people that they violated. they need to go to jail. bad people go to jail. when you cheat and steal from people, they go jail. you take information from people, that's got to shock you, bob, amongst some of the -- >> it does shock me. we're trying to figure out what law you -- >> i've got this one. they leaked proprietary information from 503c 3s and 4s. they leak the that to their opposition. >> so you charge them with conspiracy to -- >> what do you charge them with? >> i think there's also a law of incompetence that was broken here. steve miller is the acting commissioner of the irs. i think the white house would have preferred he would have gone quietly in the night. he's going to testify tomorrow. we're going to hopefully learn some more. but he was alrea
by getting those out in public. >> schieffer: you were one of the first to demand the firing of steven miller, the acting head of the i.r.s. do you think more needs to be done on that front? >> i do. i wrote to the commissioner of the i.r.s. and-- because i got constituent inquiries from houston, waco, and san antonio, some tea party groups there, who thought they were being unfairly targeted back in 2010 and 2011. and what we know now is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have
to be done. last night the acting commissioner of the internal revenue service, steven miller, was fortsed to resign. president obama is vowing to restore the american people's trust in the agency. >> it is inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs, given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. uma joining us now with much more, chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill. mike? >> reporter: will hi, uma. with news coming just moments ago that president obama intends to appoint a new acting irs commissioner, the united states congress still has plenty of questions for the guy on his way out. the resignation of steven mill every was announced last night by president obama by still tomorrow the house ways and means committee has plenty of questions for him as law makers here on capitol hill try to get to the bottom of irs's treatment of conservative and some religious groups. key tea party leaders a short time ag
explode today. dana? >> that's right, wolf. steven miller admitted in this hearing that the irs singled out groups, political groups using conservative key words like tea party but did not use traditionally liberal words like progressive. that did not help his argument that the mistakes may have been stupid but not partisan. >> so help you god. >> i do. >> reporter: two days after getting fired the irs chief apologized. >> what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their work load selection. >> reporter: yet steven miller repeatedly insisted inappropriate irs scrutiny of conservative groups was not politically motivated. >> it was a mistake and not an act of partisanship. >> reporter: his explanation? back in 2010 the irs was bombarded with applications for tax-exempt status so they came up with a shortcut using words like tea party to i.d. groups. >> look, they get 70,000 applications in there for 150 or 200 people to do. they triage those. >> reporter: but for four hours, he couldn't or wouldn't answer many questions. >> actually i
commissioner steven miller found out about the targeting of conservative groups last may. the white house has few answers defering instead to a inspector general report due out this week. >> if it is true that there were, there was a knowing effort to target specific organizations as reported, conservative organizations, that would be outrageous in the president's view and there should be consequences. >> still the irs admitted it friday and the acting commissioner of the irs acknowledged this morning in "usa today" that mistakes were made but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation. we are and will continue to be dedicated to reviewing all application for tax-exempt status in an impartial manner. republicans are calling for a sweeping investigation. >> i'm calling on the president to make available completely and without restriction everyone, everyone, who can answer the questions we have as to what's been going at the irs, who knewwabout it, and how high it went. >> democrats are also demanding investigations including the senate finance committee chairman, the house
made by the tax agency but they ren't motivated by partisanship. steven miller has resigned and the president has already pointed the -- his replacement. his is three and a half hours. >> the meeting will come to order. on may 10 the director of internal revenue service division that oversees tax exempt group acknowledged that the agency was targeting political leaning organizations. four days later they confirmed hat "the i.r.s. used inappropriate crier the to identify political organizations applying for status." this began as far back as 2010. this goes against the principles of free speech and liberty upon in which this country was founded. the disregard that the agency has treated congress and the american taxpayer raises serious concerns about the leadership at the i.r.s. let's establish what we know. based on the report, we know for n 18-month period i.r.s. employees em employed key words to target applications for tax exempt status. these groups were subjected to further investigations. i.r.s. employees expanded their search to include groups about government spendin
for the tax administration from 2002 and the current acting commissioner for the irs, steven miller. you will each have five minutes to resent your testimony with-- to present your testimony with your full written testimony submitted for the record. mr. george, you're recognized for five minutes. >> chairman camp and levin. as you are aware, the organization i am a part of the, the inspector general, protects the integrity of the federal tax system. this was initiated based on concerns expressed by members of congress because of taxpayer allegation that they were subject to unfair treatment by the irs. the report issued early this week issues 3 allegations. first, the irs targeted spas the ic targeted specifi groups applying for status. second, they delayed these groups applications, and third the irs request of the necessary and permission from groups they subjected to special scrutiny. all three allegations were substantiated. the irs used inappropriate criteria to target for review to party and other organizations based on their name and policy. this started in 2010 and continued to i
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